Connection Weekend

God has given followers of Jesus an enormous vision: “Fulfill the Great Commission”. No one Christian organization can accomplish that. We must link arms with others of like mind and like heart. We must trust God to each do what we can and together pray for God to guide and empower us to get it done.

This is what the Connection Weekend at Cru17 is all about. We want to pull together people who have a heart to see the world radically impacted when God’s people work together towards God’s purpose.

We are so pleased this year at Cru17 to host Connection Weekend for our partners who have a heart to see the world radically impacted by partnership in the gospel. Trusting that this will be a time for all of us to grow together and learn from one another, who do you want to learn from? Who do you want to work alongside? Please invite them to sit beside you as co-laborers in Moby Arena this summer.

Who is a partner?
Partners who are willing to share their knowledge with other believers, desire to collaborate in ministry and in life, want to have their hearts refreshed with deep vision, and who are ready to partner locally or globally are invited to Connection Weekend.

Some examples of partners are:
Coaches, pastors, organizations, volunteers, faculty, churches, student staff, community leaders, professors, persons of peace, donors, volunteer parents, like-hearted believers looking for more impact, summer mission participants, community mobilizers, conference speakers…

Collaboration and partnership always lead to greater impact. A world which knows Jesus can only be accomplished through linked arms. Partners who are willing to share their knowledge with other believers, who desire to collaborate in ministry in life, to have their hearts refreshed with deep vision and who are ready to partner locally or globally are invited to Connection Weekend.

What should I expect during the Connection Weekend part of Cru17?
Together we will experience excellent Bible teaching, messages from innovative thought leaders from a variety of organizations, workshops on partnering, networking opportunities to meet other believers passionate about their causes, specialized ministry training, and LOTS of fun celebrating what God is doing in our world today.

Important Information

Dates: July 21-24, 2017 (onsite registration is on July 21 and participants are free to leave on July 24)
Price: $115 per person (Children under 18 are free, however childcare is not available to Connection Weekend participants who are not on staff with Cru.)
Location: Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado
Onsite Registration: 2:00-7:00 p.m., Friday, July 21
Housing: Cru17 on-campus dorms, partner hotels, or on your own
Partner Specific Website and Online Registration: www.cru.org/connection-weekend

Schedule of Events:

Friday, July 21 Enjoy Fort Collins Day - Morning & Afternoon Off
2:00p-6:30p Connection Weekend Registration | Durrell Center
6:30p-8:30p General Session | Moby Arena | Adam Edgerly, Renee Begay
EVENING Connection Weekend Kick-Off Party | Intramural fields, immediately following the evening general session
 
Saturday, July 22  
7:00a Aruna Run/Walk 5K | The Oval on CSU Campus
8:30a Coffeehouse Opens | Durrell Coffeehouse
9:30a-12:00p General Session | Moby Arena | Eugene Cho, Adam Sáenz
12:00p-1:30p Lunch
1:30p-3:00p Super Seminars* | Lory Student Center
3:30p-5:00p Ministry Mixer*** | Lory Student Center
7:00p-9:00p General Session | Moby Arena | Jennie Allen, Steve Douglass
9:30p Latifah Phillips of Page CXVI Concert | Moby Arena
 
Sunday, July 23  
8:30a Coffeehouse Opens | Durrell Coffeehouse
9:30a-12:00p General Session | Moby Arena | Andy Crouch, Lena Fetisova
12:00p-1:30p Lunch
1:30p-2:30p Workshops 1** | TBD by Workshop
2:45p-3:45p Workshops 2** | TBD by Workshop
7:00p-9:00p General Session | Moby Arena | Andy Crouch, Steve Sellers
EVENING Ice Cream Social | Immediately following the evening general session

*Super Seminars are larger group, lecture-style sessions.
**Workshops are interactive, hands-on, smaller group presentations.
***Ministry Mixers are mingle-style parties flavored with food and conversation, allowing attendees to begin new conversations and relationships around partnership.

Daily Dining Hall Hours
Beginning with breakfast on July 17 and ending with breakfast on July 24
Breakfast: 7:00a – 9:30a
Lunch: 11:00a – 1:30p
Dinner: 4:45p – 7:00p
In order to accommodate everyone in the dining halls, please move your conversations outside after you are finished eating.


Invite ​F​riends to Connection W​knd
 

On-Campus Dorm & Partner Hotels

Connection Weekend participants are encouraged to stay in dorms on campus at Colorado State University. On-campus dorm rates, with meal plan included, are found here.

The following hotels have Cru17 Connection weekend room blocks checking in on Friday, July 21 and checking out on Monday, July 24. There are limited rooms at each hotel.

Ft. Collins Hotels

Be sure to mention Connection Weekend to get the special rate.

  • Comfort Inn $169
    Address: 601 Frontage Road, Ft. Collins, CO 80524
    Phone: 970-407-0100

  • Courtyard Marriott $149
    Address: 1200 Oakridge Dr., Ft. Collins, CO 80525
    Phone: 970-282-1700

  • Marriott $179
    Address: 350 East Horsetooth Rd., Ft. Collins, CO 80525
    Phone: 970-226-5200

  • Homewood Suites $159 (King) / $179 (2 Queen)
    Address: 1521 Oakridge Dr., Ft. Collins, CO 80525
    Phone: 970-225-2400

  • Hilton $179
    Address: 425 West Prospect Road, Ft. Collins, CO 80526
    Phone: 970-482-2626

  • Super 8 $99
    Address: 409 Centro Way, Ft. Collins, CO  80524
    Phone: 970-493-7701

Loveland Hotels

  • Fairfield Inn $149
    Address: 1710 Foxtrail Drive, Loveland, CO 80538
    Phone: 970-461-1000

  • Hampton Inn $159
    Address: 5500 Stone Creek Circle, Loveland, CO 80538
    Phone: 1-844-296-7302 / Hotel Main Number: 970-593-1400

  • Residence Inn $169
    Address: 5450 McWhinney Blvd., Loveland, CO 80538
    Phone: 970-622-7000

  • Wingate Inn $139
    Address: 5360 Ronald Reagan Blvd, Johnstown, CO 80534
    Phone: 970-578-0966